Organic Produce Summit Opens Up Retailer and Buying Registration
SALINAS, CA – The Organic Produce Summit (OPS) has announced registration dates for the third annual OPS. Retailer and buying organization registration for OPS 2018 will begin November 20 on the OPS website.
“We are excited to bring together the leaders and innovators of organic fresh produce to the cradle of organic fresh produce production for two days of information, education, and networking,” said Susan Canales, Director of Operations, in a press release. “The phenomenal response and feedback we’ve received from our sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees to the event motivates us to make each year even better. As we plan for OPS 2018, we have some exciting opportunities for attendees that we will be sharing in the months ahead.”
The Summit will be held July 11-12 in Monterey, California, at the newly-renovated Monterey Conference Center. Following the success of the previous years’ events, OPS 2018 will feature a similar format with a gala opening reception, a series of educational sessions, inspiring keynote presentations, a sold-out exhibit trade show, and field tours for qualified buyers.
According to the OPS’ press release, the two-day event—developed exclusively for producers of organic fresh produce and their retail and buying partners—has become the go-to event for the $15 billion organic fresh produce industry. OPS 2017 was sold-out and featured over 200 retailers from over 80 different retailers and buying organizations, and the annual Summit boasts support from some of North America’s most prominent growers, shippers, and processors of organic produce.
Co-sponsors for this year’s event are Braga Family Farms and Taylor Farms, with major sponsors including Driscoll’s, VBZ Grapes Inc., Oneonta Starr Ranch, Homegrown Farms, Ocean Mist, and Earthbound Farm.
Retailers and buying organization members are eligible to receive complimentary registration and hotel accommodations for the event, with more information available at www.organicproducesummit.com.
Thought all exhibit space for OPS 2018 is currently sold out, space on a wait list is available, and interested parties can contact [email protected] for details.
Information on educational and keynote sessions will be forthcoming in the near future, and AndNowUKnow will keep you apprised with updates.